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Donald "Cat" Allen Martens

August 30, 1958 ~ November 21, 2021 (age 63)

Obituary

Donald Allen Martens “Cat”

August 30, 1958 – November 21, 2021

Peacefully, at the young age of 63, Don passed away on November 21st, 2021, at

Riverview Health Centre.

Don leaves to mourn his son Korey, daughter Breanne, their mother Bonnie, brother Les

(Kelly), sisters Bev (Dan) & Karen (Joe), nephew Aric (Alison), great nieces Ariana &

Aimee and beloved dog Frankie.

Don was predeceased and has left to join his mother Betty & his best friend/dog Jack.

Born Donald Allen Martens in Winnipeg, MB but better known by all as “Cat”, his CB

radio handle acquired in his early career while operating heavy duty Caterpillar

Equipment.

Cat spent his childhood years helping his mother raise the family and it was during this

time he developed the strong dedication and caring nature of raising and providing for

 all who needed it including family, friends, and the sports teams he loved so dearly, the

Transcona Nationals & the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Family meant everything to him. He spent years as the family contact for holiday

reunions with cousins from near and far and always kept in touch through the family

chats. Most of all, his children were everything to him and his bonds with both run deep.

He spent many years with them living right along side and just hanging out watching

movies and sports. “Kor-man” was his buddy and “Breezy” was his baby girl. Two of the

recent “best days of his life” was when Breanne moved back to Winnipeg and when

both were finally able to visit him at the hospital.

Cat loved hunting, fishing, trucks (of all sizes), football, and the dog park. He spent years

with his brother and friends hunting, his lifetime fishing with anyone who would go and

 in the latter years with his brother Les, on Lee River, where he kept his boat. Cat’s love

 of all machines, big as they can be, took him into a lifetime of driving the “big rigs” and

ultimately becoming dispatch for Sobeys where he was set to retire at age 65. The love

of his personal trucks could be witnessed with any single truck he owned as he put

extensive detail and love into every one of them. His passion for football was infectious

and his knowledge of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber history was remarkable. Kilcona Off-

leash Dog Park was his second home and the members there were his second family.

The endless conversation/expertise talked about any of these passions will forever be

cherished by those lucky to listen.

 A private viewing took place November 23rd, 2021 followed by cremation. A Celebration of Life will be held in spring of 2022, followed by a private interment.

 

“You can shed tears that he is gone,

or you can smile because he lived.

You can close your eyes and pray he will come back,

or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left”

~ “Remember Me” by David Harkins ~

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Services

Interment at a later date

Green Acres Cemetery
1 Green Acres Lane
Winnipeg, MB R5T0H2

Private Family Service

Donations

Winnipeg Humane Society
45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg MB R3T 0R3
Tel: 1-204-982-2021
Web: https://winnipeghumanesociety.ca/

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